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Taipei 101

Taipei 101
Officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center (tái běi guó jì jīn róng dà lóu 台北国际金融大楼), this 101-floor, 508-meter high skyscraper is in the Xinyi District (xìn yì qū 信义区) of Taipei (tái běi 台北) and is the second tallest skyscraper in the world. The tower is rich in symbolism; it was designed to resemble bamboo rising from the earth, a plant recognized in Asian cultures for its fast growth and flexibility, both of which are ideal characteristics for a financial building.

Taipei 101
, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporates many top brands under the LVMH group, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine, etc. The fourth floor houses the Page One bookstore from Singapore, with the highest-roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 17:53
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